Extreme temperatures continue as heat alerts are issued – Corpus Christi | Gmx Pharm

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX — The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the western portions of Corpus Christi and Nueces County from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Maximum heat indices are expected to be between 110 and 114 degrees.

Hot temperatures and high humidity increase the risk of heat-related illnesses, including heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

In response to the extreme temperatures, the City of Corpus Christi is opening several cooling centers to the public for extended hours.

The cooling centers are open today from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The names and addresses of the institutions can be found in the following list:

senior centers

Ethel Eyerly Senior Center 654 Graham Road 826-2330

Garden Senior Center 5325 Greely Drive 826-2345

Lindale Senior Center 3135 Swantner Drive 826-2340

public libraries

La Retama Central Public Library 805 Comanche Street 826-7000

Anita & WT Neyland Public Library 1230 Carmel Parkway 826-2370

Ben F. McDonald Public Library 4044 Greenwood Drive 826-2356 (open until 7:00 p.m.)

Owen R. Hopkins Public Library 3202 McKinzie Road 826-2350 (open until 7:00 p.m.)

public library dr. Clotilde P. Garcia 5930 Brockhampton Street 826-2360 (Open until 7:00 p.m.)

Janet F. Harte Public Library 2629 Waldron Road 826-2310 (open until 7:00 p.m.)

CCRTA

The Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority allows people to ride toll-free if they tell their bus company they will be going to the nearest refrigeration center. Visit http://www.ccrta.org for more information.

Three of Bayfront Park’s pools, splash pools and fountain are open for a cooling-off alternative with free admission. A NOTICE: All children under the age of eight must be accompanied and supervised by an adult 16 years or older at all times.

Public swimming pools:

Opening hours vary by location:

  • Collier Pool, 3801 Harris Drive – Open 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m
  • Corpus Christi Swimming Pool, 3202 Cabaniss Parkway – Closed
  • West Guth Pool, 9705 Up River Road – Closed
  • Greenwood Pool, 4305 Greenwood Drive – Closed
  • HEB Pool, 1520 Shely Street – Open 2:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m
  • Oso Pool, 1109 Bernice Drive – Open 2:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

splash guard:

  • Lindale Park Splash Pad, 3133 Swantner Drive, Open 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m
  • Bill Witt Park Splash Pad, 6869 Yorktown Boulevard, Open 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m
  • Manuel Q Salinas Park Splash Pad, 1354 Airport Road, Open 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m

Bayfront Park Fountain

1309 North Shore Boulevard

Open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m

pet safety

Animal Care Services will have on-call officers for calls when it comes to pets left outside in the heat.

Tips for protecting pets in extreme heat:

  • Bring pets inside
  • Never leave your pet in the car
  • Give your pet extra water
  • Protect your pet’s paws from hot surfaces

water saving

The city remains in phase one of the drought emergency plan; Residents are urged to conserve water.

Heat protection tips

Overall, the best defense against heat-related illnesses is prevention. Stay cool, stay hydrated, wear cool clothes, and monitor strenuous outdoor activities.

The city also wants to remind everyone of the precautions you can take to reduce your risk of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. The Texas Department of State Health Services advises:

  • Never leave anyone, including animals, in a closed, parked vehicle.
  • Drink plenty of fluids, but avoid drinks with alcohol, caffeine, or high sugar.
  • Plan strenuous outdoor activities for the early mornings or evenings when it’s cooler.
  • Take frequent breaks when working outdoors.
  • Signs and symptoms of heat illness include dizziness, profuse sweating, nausea, headaches, and muscle cramps. If signs and symptoms appear, move to a cooler place, rest for a few minutes, and drink a cool liquid slowly. See a doctor right away if the condition doesn’t improve and have someone watch you.
  • Check on the elderly, the sick, and others who need help regularly.

For more information on City Cooling Centers, visit www.cctexas.com/coolingcenters.

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